In 1981, John Carpenter made a futuristic cult movie about an eye patch wearing bad-ass named Snake trying to escape New York City (which has become a prison) called (figures) Escape From New York.
New York Magazine is reporting that New Line Cinema is moving along with plans to remake said movie. Scribe Allan Loeb (Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps) apparently rescued the film from production hell with a few strokes of genius: change the person Snake must protect from the President to a lady senator and due the “N.Y.C. as a prison” thing sans destruction (saving a whole lot of budget). The wall around the city will remain, but the maintenance crews are pros it would seem.Oh, and there’s also no World War III to mess things up. Phew.
There have been talks and contracts are being written. There’s a lot of boring technical lawyer stuff in the contract, but here are the three important one:
Yup, that is real… and that is awesome. It has to be the best contract ever written. I wish I could be in the room when the lawyers read off the demands.
How high are John Carpenter’s standards? If the movie fails would he take legal action?
There is truly something magical when you combine the French Riviera, the global film market and thousands of hungry filmgoers and critics. The end result is what has come to be known as the most prestigious film festival in the world, the Cannes Film Festival, currently in its 66th iteration. This is my third year [...]
The Archive is a collection of cinephile-friendly findings around the web, including rare or never-before-seen photos, interviews, footage or any other bits related to classic or independent cinema. If you have any suggestions, feel free to e-mail in or tweet to @TheFilmStage. Check out the rundown below. Above, an unused Taxi Driver poster made for SpokeArt’s Martin [...]
Since any New York City cinephile has an almost suffocating wealth of theatrical options, we figured it’d be best to compile some of the more worthwhile repertory showings into one handy list. Displayed below are a few of the city’s most reliable theaters and links to screenings of their weekend offerings — films you’re not [...]
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